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Month: July 2014 (page 2 of 2)

HOME LAB BUILD – PART 3: KIT LIST

amazon-delivery-box-pile Once I had a handle on the requirements it was time to begin investigating suitable kit to buy. Two resources I found invaluable for this purpose were the website uk.pcpartpicker.com and the experience and advice of my colleague Jonathan who had recently built his own home lab.

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HOME LAB BUILD – PART 2: REQUIREMENTS

face-sandLeading up to my splurge on equipment for a home lab and the subsequent post-purchase justification, I had already been thinking for a long time about what requirements any solution I decided to build must meet.

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HOME LAB BUILD – PART 1: JUSTIFICATION

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After months of indecision about whether or not to invest in some dedicated equipment for a home lab, I finally made the fatal mistake of having a few beers in the vicinity of both my computer and my credit card. The result of this is that I'm currently sitting on about a £2,600 credit card bill.

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ENCRYPTING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN BLADELOGIC APPSERVER AND DATABASE

Bit of a hack this, but for those who are concerned about security, or need to setup their BladeLogic environment inside their DMZ…this works fine, albeit it’s probably unsupported by BMC.

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NEW, NEW BLOG

Decided to revive my old blog. First I moved it to tumblr, but I didn't like it, so now it's been moved to what will hopefully be its final resting place on WordPress.

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